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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Sep 21 2017

Corporate debt may take bigger slice of QE pie as ECB tapers

LONDON/FRANKFURT The ECB may consider scaling back purchases of corporate bonds more slowly than those of government debt when it starts tapering its massive stimulus scheme, partly because the bank is nearing self-imposed limits on what it can buy.

Sep 19 2017

ECB seen keeping option to prolong bond-buying again in 2018: sources

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers disagree on whether to set a definitive end-date for their money-printing program when they meet in October, raising the chance that they will keep open at least the option of prolonging it again, six sources told Reuters.

Sep 19 2017

ECB may keep open option to prolong bond-buying again in 2018 - sources

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 European Central Bank policymakers disagree on whether to set a definitive end-date for their money-printing programme when they meet in October, raising the chance that they will keep open at least the option of prolonging it again, six sources told Reuters.

Sep 18 2017

Estonian central bank wants nominal budget surplus in 2018

TALLINN Estonia's government should seek to achieve a nominal budget surplus next year given the rapid pace of economic growth, central bank governor Ardo Hansson told Reuters.

Sep 18 2017

ECB's Hansson calls for broad discussion beyond 'inordinate focus' on asset buys

TALLINN The European Central Bank should start discussing a broader range of measures as it seeks policy normalization rather than just focus on how and when it will dial back stimulus, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said in a Reuters interview.

Sep 18 2017

ECB's next move should be a set of measures going beyond QE: Hansson

TALLINN The European Central Bank's next move should be a set of measures that go beyond a decision on asset purchases, Governing Council member Ardo Hansson said in a Reuters interview.

Sep 11 2017

ECB officials pave way for gradual policy tightening

FRANKFURT Six European Central Bank policymakers prepared the ground on Monday for a gradual roll-back of the ECB's aggressive monetary stimulus, in light of stronger economic growth in the euro zone.

Sep 07 2017

Euro strength worries ECB as Oct stimulus decision looms

FRANKFURT The euro's strength is already weighing on inflation and will be a key factor for the European Central Bank next month when it decides how to proceed with its massive stimulus program in 2018, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday. | Video

Sep 06 2017

ECB to start laying groundwork for stimulus exit

FRANKFURT, Sept 7 European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is set to start laying the groundwork for stimulus reduction when policymakers meet on Thursday, giving investors some hints but probably holding off on any major commitment.

Sep 04 2017

Enter the Draghi

FRANKFURT The spotlight shines on Mario Draghi once again. | Video

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